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FRONT ROOM MUSIC CATALOG
UNIVERSAL SIGH


acoustic swing, ballads, blues









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The Cure

Django

Universal Sigh

Ain't No Foolish Thing

Fortune Cookie

Larry Standard Time

To Whom It May Concern

Jazz for Jesus

Mesa Verde Mama

Coconut Tree

Suzy Says (written by Dave Ellebrecht)







CREDITS
All songs written and arranged by Jim Stricklan 1997 Front Room Music
except "Suzi Says" by Dave Ellebrecht, used by permission

GUEST PERFORMANCES
Maryann Price, Joey Calarusso, Larry Rothwell, Chuck Ditto, Gary Devries


REVIEWS

Lin Sutherland, The Good Life, Austin
"Jim Stricklan's music is original, diverse, joyful, and a uniquely happy blend of Texas rhythm and styles. With a heart bigger than the Big Gend, Jim brings us new favorite songs on 'Universal Sigh': the title cut, 'The Cure', 'Ain't No Foolish Thing' and 'Suzy Says'. Although he dedicates the album to his desciption of Uncle Willie Diez could be about himself: 'amazinly fluid...equally open-minded about styles of music... country, swing, conjunto, cajun. To him, music was the thing... a celebration of life.' To Jim Stricklan, music is a celebration of life... and that's our gain."

Michael Roberts, Backbeat/Westword, Denver
"Jim Stricklan doesn't live here anymore (he's set up housekeeping in Austin), but when he was a Denverite, he earned fans and a 1987 Best of Denver Award for his picking, singing, and DJing on KBRQ radio. 'Universal Sigh' finds him applyling his jaunty baritone to a series of Western-style ditties... To me, his most upbeat and good-humored selections, like 'The Cure' 'To Whom It May Concern', and 'Jazz for Jesus' are infinitely finer.... But everything here exudes an air of authenticity, and in this age of conformity, that's nothing to sneeze at."

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